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Old 07-10-08, 07:30 PM   #1
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i bought a langster comp...

..frame.
for next to nothing i might add.
i am wondering, if a 170 in the crank i want is not available would a 175 be too big? and will 165 be too small?

sorry for noobing out. please do not kill me.
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Old 07-10-08, 07:33 PM   #2
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or is this a good budget option if i have a sugino messenger chain ring to put on? would it even fit on these cranks?

http://ucycle.com/fixed/item.php?name=SSpd_chainring
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*stab stab*

are you dead yet?

if youre taking super tight angles, riding a velo, a short crank is a must. my exp, if youre riding on the street, 175 is fine.
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or is this a good budget option if i have a sugino messenger chain ring to put on? would it even fit on these cranks?

http://ucycle.com/fixed/item.php?name=SSpd_chainring
the cranks in the link should fit the chainring. since they come in 110 and 130, you'd want the 130 with the messenger chain ring.
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I have a langster comp and the stock Sugino 75 165 w/ mks sylvans does not strike... or should I say has yet to strike LOL. I ride a 49x16 on the 165's and it's a little tough up steep hills but when I gear to an 18t cog, its just fine. 165's are not too small for anything but 170/175's make it all easier LOL


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i love the comp but putting no name cranks on it is weaksauce. get kazane, they're colorful! or xd/rd messengers.
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ok after reading richpugh post i emailed off my request to switch my order to 165s. i always thought this bike came with 170s.

now all i need is my wheelset and im done.
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